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Television is often accused of undermining children's academic achievement. This paper investigates two explanations which frequently accompany such a claim. The displacement hypothesis predicts that the time children spend with television is taken from activities that are more beneficial to...
The account of a media lesson on female stereotypes in advertising, conducted in a multicultural single-sex classroom of an inner-urban Australian school, becomes the starting point for a challenge to the feminist orthodoxies currently being taught in media studies. It is suggested that, in the...
This article argues that children should be treated as a specific media audience in their own right, who are engaged in actively learning how to read media texts. I use children's talk about horror videos to argue for a social theory of learning in which both talk about text and the social...
Over the past decade, attention has been given to media studies syllabus development and there is now considerable international consensus about the objectives of media studies. The objectives focus on the processes by which audiences can make sense of, then critique the media. This paper...
The impact and implications of the new information technologies as new intensities of media culture have only recently begun to register in mainstream educational theory and practice. This can be usefully considered in terms of the relationship between education and postmodernism. The paper...
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